NRB Standing Committees

NRB standing committees are established to advance the overall mission of NRB and to serve the unique interests of specific constituencies within the NRB family. Among the ways standing committees render valuable and helpful assistance to the NRB is by:

  • Developing educational and training opportunities made available through NRB Conventions and other venues.
  • Identifying and developing specific member benefits that will strengthen our members’ ability to fulfill their ministry purpose.
  • Evaluating industry developments, trends, and technologies that may impact our members’ ability to fulfill their mission.
  • Providing relevant news and information for inclusion in NRB communication devices to keep our members informed on important matters.

Get Involved

We welcome you to get involved in an NRB Committee, within your area of expertise, whether it be Radio, Television, Film, Digital Media, Church Media, International, or Intercollegiate. Our Communities are composed of Committees along with open Advisory Councils, in which all interested parties are encouraged to take part.

As you participate in an NRB Advisory Council, you’ll provide action-oriented input on:

  • NRB Convention educational sessions
  • Your industry’s reception at the NRB Convention
  • NRB print and electronic communications
  • NRB Media Awards categories and criteria
  • NRB research initiatives
  • NRB membership benefits

Plus, you and your organization will benefit by:

  • Interacting with gifted people in your industry
  • Networking with a wide cross-section within Christian media
  • Developing new leadership skills through growth opportunities
  • The opportunity to give input on how NRB can serve your industry

If you’re interested in learning more, email membership@nrb.org or click here to contact us.

Current Standing Committee Members

Digital Media Committee

Chairman
Yvonne Carlson, Global Media Outreach
DigitalChairman@nrb.org

Yvonne Carlson is the CTO at Global Media Outreach and has extensive experience in technology across multiple sectors. She is the former VP of Product at Unite Life and Director of Digital at Moody Radio and has advanced qualifications in Information Communications Technology. She is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and Chair of the National Religious Broadcasters Digital Media Committee, focusing on the intersection of faith and technology. At Global Media Outreach, she leads innovations to share the Gospel and accelerate discipleship, bringing unique insights and a commitment to mission-centric technology to her role and the organization’s objectives

Members
Jeffrey Anderson, Jeffrey P. Anderson & Associates
Pete Distler, Moody Bible Institue
Diego Hernandez, Salem Web Network
Josh Kashorek, Five Q
Rob Kirkpatrick, Focus on the Family
Dave Raley, Imago Consulting
Sam Rinearson, Eaglecom Marketing
Andy Walker, Infinity Concepts, LLC
Ron Weber, Trinet Internet Solutions, Inc.
Doug Weiss, Christian Cinema
Bryan VanHaitsma, Revive Our Hearts

Film Committee

Chairman
Robert Baehr, Movieguide®
FilmChairman@nrb.org

In his role at Movieguide® Robert’s achievements to date include: releasing a top 50 iPhone app; building the website to be a top faith and family destination and the number one in its market; taking the radio program from under a million to over 21 million monthly listeners; and serving as executive producer for the nationally broadcast Movieguide® Awards. As senior partner for Worth Awareness Marketing he does regular film consultations with top studios and film production companies such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, and the Weinstein Company. He previously worked for Motive Marketing (The Passion of the Christ and Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) as a liaison to the religious community, and with Disney National Promotions Group marketing Pirates of the Caribbean and Enchanted.

Members
Ted Baehr, Movieguide®
Evy Carrol, Movieguide®
Jeremy Carrol, Movieguide®
Paul Sirmons

Intercollegiate Committee

Chairman
Sharyn Robertson, Bob Jones University
iNRBChairman@nrb.org

Sharyn Robertson, an Assistant Professor for the Cinematic Arts program at Bob Jones University, holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Arts (MA) in Cinema Production, both from BJU, as well as a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Digital Cinema from National University. She has been teaching at BJU since 2008 after coming from the corporate video world where she was a video producer, cinematographer, and editor while working with clients such as Michelin, GE, Inside Edition, and CNN. She became the academic head of her department in the spring of 2011 and teaches various courses including sound design, visual storytelling, and photography. Sharyn has also served as a committee member for iNRB for several years. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two young boys.

Members
Kornel Gerstner, Liberty University
Jeff Young, Louisiana College
Simon Tarr, Regent University
Christopher Zydowicz, Bob Jones University

International Committee

Chairman
Wayne Pederson, FEBC
InternationalChairman@nrb.org

Wayne Pederson began his radio career in 1967 as announcer and afternoon drive host on KTIS in Minneapolis.He became Manager of KTIS in 1980 and was promoted to Executive Vice President for Media at University of Northwestern in St. Paul in 1997. During that time Wayne also served on the board of National Religious Broadcasters, From 2001-2004 Wayne was involved in leadership for NRB, Christian Music Broadcasters and Mission America Coalition In 2004, Wayne was invited by Moody Bible Institute in Chicago to serve as Manager of WMBI AM/FM in Chicago and eventually was promoted to Vice President of Broadcasting for Moody In 2008, God called Wayne to serve as global radio as President/CEO of HCJB Global, now Reach Beyond. In 2016, Wayne kind of retired but continues to serve Christian media as Executive Liaison for Far East Broadcasting and Global Ambassador for PraiseLive radio . Wayne has served on the boards of Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability, The Joshua Fund, Near East Media and National Religious Broadcasters Wayne and his wife, Willi, reside in Naples Florida Wayne has two daughters and 9 grandchildren in Wyoming and Minnesota.

Members
Ashvin Dhyriam, Good News Television
Arnold Enns, COICOM
Stan Jeter, Global News Alliance
Joseph Kebbie, Reach Beyond
Roger Lonnquist, Your Network of Praise
Storly Michel, Radio 4VEH, The Evangelistic Voice of Haiti
Chuck Pollak, Sharing International
Bonnie Sala, Guidelines International Ministries
Darrel Templeton, MegaVoice
Dave Young, Blount Communications Group
Tim Whitehead, Galcom International

Music License Committee

Chairman
Bill Blount, Blount Communications Group

Bill Blount is President of Blount Communications Group, a Christian radio network of seven stations located throughout New England, which he and his wife, Deborah, founded more than 39 years ago. He previously served as Chairman of the NRB Board. In addition, he has served as Chairman of the International, Membership, Ethics, Nominating, Awards, Public Policy, and Resolutions Committees, as well as a member of the NRB Music Licensing Committee. He has traveled extensively, partnering with international ministries such as TWR, HCJB, FEBC, The Bible League, Compassion International, and Gospel for Asia. For recreation, Bill enjoys motorcycles, snowmobiles, scuba diving, and hunting. He and Deborah live by a lake in a small New Hampshire town.

Radio Committee

Chairman
Michael Shelley, NewLife Radio
RadioChairman@nrb.org

Michael Shelley has been in Christian radio for nearly 30 years. He currently serves as General Manager of NewLife FM and Life Radio Ministries, Inc. He is a long time member of NRB and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He has served on the NRB Radio Committee and as First Vice Chairman of the NRB Southeast Chapter. He has served as Station Manager for WJYO-FM in Ft. Myers, FL., Director of Media Services for Dr. Charles Stanley’s In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, and as Assistant Station Manager at WRAF, Toccoa Falls, GA. He recently earned fellows positions with The Colson Center for Christian Worldview and The C.S. Lewis Institute in Atlanta, GA.

Members
Gene Bender, The Bridge Austin KTXW
Bill Bumpas, Encouragement Media Group
Tracy Figley, Strong Tower Christian Media WEEC & WFCJ
Eben Fowler, Bott Radio Network
Sharon Geiger, KCBI FM
Billy Irvin, Faith Radio
Tim Johns, Mountain Peak Productions
Chris Kinsel, KCBI-FM
Ross McCampbell, WBCL-FM
Jennifer Hayden Stokes, Kinship Radio
John Summerville, TWR

Television Committee

Chairman

Joshua Weiss, Abundant Life Assembly of God
TVChairman@nrb.org

Joshua has nearly 25 years of experience in broadcast television, production, pastoral, and philanthropic work. He is Co-Founder and CEO of ARK Multicasting, Inc., a broadcast technology company deploying a nationwide datacasting business across ~300 owned and operated television stations. He is producer of multiple award-winning television programs broadcasting nationally. He serves as Associate Pastor at Abundant Life church in Grand Prairie, TX where he has been on staff since 2004. He is a public speaker and has taught broadcast and production education domestically and abroad through industry and at the university level. Joshua is a published author, has presented multiple papers through the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). His works with CrossTalk International, Today With God, and Wize Flix television programs have rendered numerous awards from the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (ATBA), and the BEA. He has an MA in strategic communications and is nearing the completion on his Ph.D. in communications at Regent University.

Members
Femi Akojenu, Lifezone TV
Vickie Archiveque, KCHF TV – Son Broadcasting Inc
Perry Atkinson, KDOV Radio & TV
Virginia Bossa, WLMB-TV 40 Toledo
Rod Hembree, Bible Discovery
Lee Miller, MSGPR Ltd Co.
John Ondo, Ondo Media
Grace Rendall, KSCE Channel 38 Christian Television
Dorthy Spaulding, WATC-TV
Warren Trumbly, KSCZ
Greg West, WATC-TV

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